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Female welding instructor Karen HackneyLike a steel magnolia, Karen Hackney is a study in contrasts. A welding lab technician/instructor at the SVHEC, Hackney is strong, possessing the fortitude necessary to enter a field that is typically a man’s domain.

Upclose photo of an IT trainee's hand punching a network cable.The SVHEC's IT Academy (ITA) is now recruiting for day and evening classes slated to begin January 2020. The enrollment period opens on October 7th and ends on December 18th.

 Photo (l-r): Dr. Nettie Simon Owens (SVHEC Chief Workforce Development Officer); Anthony Putorek (Senior Lead Workforce Development Program Manager with Microsoft's Global Workforce Development team); Dr. Betty H. Adams (SVHEC Executive Director); Kelly Shotwell (SVHEC IT Academy Program Coordinator/Trainer)

Microsoft Corporation continued its investment in the SVHEC with a $200,000 donation to support an expansion of the SVHEC’s IT Academy.

There’s still time to enroll in the Mechatronics Siemens Level 1, Mechatronics Siemens Level 2, or Welding training programs at the SVHEC. Classes begin August 2019; financial assistance is available.